We only ask for first publication rights and the right to display the work for the duration of the journal. We may, in exceptional circumstances, remove stories for any reason without notice. Currently payment is in love ❤ ❤ ❤ not money, I’m afraid. Stories are proofread for punctuation, spelling, grammar and the like.
Jellyfish Review Targets for 2019 calendar year
We want more than 60% of our stories published in this calendar year to be written by women and we want to publish more than 50 pieces by writers of colour.
At the end of the year, we will assess our progress.
Donations are welcome and have zero impact on our consideration of submissions
(Donations help us cover some of our costs, so please do consider giving something)
(last updated August 2019)
Flash fiction <1000 words
Creative nonfiction <1000 words
Essays <2000 words
My favourite address is Dear Chris or Dear Jellyfish 😊
Expect a reply in under a week. Any more than that and you should query.
Copy and paste your work into the body of an email.
Unfortunately, we are no longer opening attachments (long story)!
Don’t worry too much about font or formatting – we can figure that out.
Our perfect cover letter includes a quick hello, title, author name, word count and a short, 3rd-person bio… but if you don’t like writing cover letters that’s ok too!
Simultaneous submissions are ok!
Multiple submissions (to a maximum total of 2000 words) are ok!
Resubmissions and previously published work (including work published on blogs and social media) is not ok!